Merck 2019 Manufacturing and Reliability Engineering Co-Op in West Point, Pennsylvania

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Under the guidance of Reliability, Maintenance and Utilities Engineers, the Manufacturing and Reliability Engineering Co-op will support the on-going operation of Vaccine Operations facilities and equipment as a member of the Engineering, Maintenance and Utilities (EMU) organization. Given the close interaction with actual GMP manufacturing, candidates need to be prepared to comply with GMP gowning restrictions for some of their activities (e.g. – remove jewelry, remove make-up, remove false nails, etc.).

This position may include but is not limited to:

  • Provide daily equipment trouble shooting, technical, and mechanical support to the daily operations of vaccine manufacturing departments. Facilities will be in regular operation or will be in start-up mode.

  • Interact with other production support groups (technology, automation, and quality) and capital project teams while completing assignments.

  • Provide progress updates to mentor summarizing the status of the assignments.

  • Work with assigned mentor to develop personal and professional skills.

  • Develop and maintain preventative maintenance programs.

  • Support utility (clean steam, water for injection, chilled water, tower water, glycol) and Air Handler Building Automation System (BAS) technical projects across multiple vaccine areas.

  • Support equipment reliability projects and EMU West Point site initiatives across multiple vaccine areas.

This is a full- time Co-Op position. Housing subsidy is not available as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Candidate must be pursuing BS degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or related Engineering discipline, with a focus on manufacturing process or related field.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must be available to work full time for 6 months

  • Candidates must have communication, leadership and teamwork skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Preferred candidates have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Title: 2019 Manufacturing and Reliability Engineering Co-Op

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Requisition ID: ADM010036